Sgt Maeve O’Sullivan, Supt Brendan Connolly and Rita Byrne from Tulsa at a press conference on Monday with the items found with the newborn baby girl discovered in Rathcoole, Co Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 2:18

Gardaí have received a number of calls from the public after they appealed for the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned on the outskirts of D(...)

Garda preserve the scene on Steelstown Road in Rathcoole, Co Dublin after a baby girl was discovered by a member of the public on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos.

The Garda Síochána is to significantly step up efforts to find the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned, amid growing concern for the physical and(...)

Prison service chief Michael Donnellan said that while some luxuries extended to inmates might seem too liberal, the service must try to get through to “angry” criminals. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The role of the prison system is to “build up” and “bring back” criminals by treating them with humanity, the head of the Irish Prison Service has sai(...)

In March, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) balloted 96 per cent in favour of taking industrial action, up to and including all-out strikes.  File  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí and members of the Defence Forces have undergone training to prepare them to work in prisons in the event prison officers take industrial actio(...)

The conference heard that despite efforts by the Irish Prison Service to reduce the flow of contraband, a “drugs, drugs and more drugs” scenario was confronting staff daily

Prison officers have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to “take on” gang leaders in jail and isolate them from the rest of the prison po(...)

The Mountjoy Prison reception wing. Prison officers have claimed a prisoner who recently stabbed staff in Mountjoy was given €65 and a birthday cake just days after lashing out at the two officers. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Security measures for prison officers dealing with violent inmates are to be heightened to include the wearing of stab-proof vests.Minister for Justic(...)

Midlands Prison in Portlaoise: Last month, an officer there was slashed by a prisoner. Photograph:    Bryan O’Brien

Knife attacks by inmates on prison officers have increased to critical levels and the murder of an officer is perhaps the only event that would promp(...)

At the opening of the POA’s annual conference in Co Clare, association general secretary John Clinton said the prison service needed to act much more decisively to stem the increased number of knife attacks on officers. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

Knife attacks by inmates on prison officers have increased to critical levels and are now a cause of grave concern, the Prison Officers’ Association ((...)

The village of Clonroche in Co Wexford. A man and a woman have been found dead in a house in the area of suspected drug overdoses.

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman at a house in Co Wexford who are thought to have died from drug overdoses.The (...)

A group of families whose loved ones have died in violent or unsolved circumstances has travelled to Brussels to raise their cases with MEPs after lo(...)